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Marian Wright Edelman, Sun. Dec. 8, 11:15 AM

Founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. The first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Washington DC in l968 as counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign, organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. before his death.

Visiting Los Angeles for the 2013 CDF Conference “Next Steps in Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in CA,” Mrs. Edelman will preach from the All Saints pulpit at the 11:15 service, addressing the connections between prison, poverty, children and gun violence.

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